Sunday, October 15, 2023 – 2:30 pm
CHENG² DUO (pronounced Cheng Squared Duo)
Bryan Cheng, cello
Sylvie Cheng, piano


Bryan Cheng- cello,  Sylvie Cheng-piano

extremely imaginative and personal interpretation”

Captivating audiences and critics alike, the “brilliant” (The Times) and “truly exhilarating” (The WholeNote) Cheng² Duo distinguishes itself with its uncompromising musical integrity, undeniable chemistry, and unparalleled communication with its listeners.

The Chinese-Canadian brother-and-sister duo is formed by cellist Bryan Cheng, first cellist to win Grand Prize at the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Competition (2019) and pianist Silvie Cheng, recipient of the Roy M. Rubinstein Award for exceptional promise in piano performance.

Named one of CBC Music’s “30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30”, the Cheng² Duo performs repertoire from baroque to contemporary, from original arrangements inspired by folk music to new commissioned works.

The duo performs throughout North America, Europe, and Asia in major concert halls such as Weill Recital Hall (New York), Chamber Music at the Clark (Los Angeles) and the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa). The duo has been featured at numerous festivals, including Aspen (Colorado), Trasimeno (Italy), and Festival of the Sound (Ontario).

Cheng² Duo has released several critically acclaimed albums on the German label Audite which have been lauded by the press: “phenomenal virtuosity” and “maturity and perfection.

Byran Cheng plays the Canada Council for the Arts ‘Bonjour’ Stradivarius ca. 1696.

Presented in collaboration with the Vancouver Recital Society.

This concert generously sponsored by : Strait Coffee
photo credit: Harald Hoffman